It looks like the current President of the Maldives will continue to rule by force and is in no mood to pay heed to mass public protests.
Voices of dissent against the Yameen government are growing.
Acountry cannot resolve its problems unless its people get involved. But for nations like the Maldives, which have a fractured democracy, public involvement usually means a clash with the government. At such times, instead of a solution, the situation only gets worse.
The Maldives has been constantly protesting since 2013, as the opposition - the Maldivian Democratic Party - has been urging President Abdulla Yameen to release his predecessor, former President Mohamed Nasheed. He was the first democratically-elected president of the country but was removed from power on allegations of corruption. President Yameen took over after the elections in 2013.
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